Google Pixel 2 & Pixel 2 XL: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

A Google employee holds up the new Pixel 2 smartphone and Google Clips wireless camera. AFP

Pixel was the name of choice with Google presenting a new high-end laptop (Pixelbook) and some eye-wateringly expensive in-ear headphones, the Pixel Buds, as well as the two new Android phones (Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL). Both T-Mobile and Verizon have offered similar cash-back programs in the past.

Not wanting to be outdone, T-Mobile is offering a pretty sweet deal if you transfer service and bring your phone over to its network. We'll have full reviews of both phones very soon and will give you our final verdict on which we'd recommend buying then. Customers will undoubtedly want to make the best of the features once the phones are shipped to them. Google has released official sample pictures taken with the Pixel 2 which includes portrait mode photos, motion images, and landscape images. We invite people to stop by to meet and experience our newest line of products. Of course, the vast majority of this is speculation, and Google has made no confirmation of what it might be selling at its short-lived stores.

Now even current T-Mobile subscribers can also join in the fun. We find this intriguing because it's not even two weeks since Google has officially announced the next-gen Pixel smartphones. They will eventually be made available in Canada, the U.K., Germany, Austrailia and November.

Accordingly, all these efforts paid off, as the company witnessed a stark improvement in terms of their subscriber statistics in the last reported second-quarter 2017 results. Over the past three months, shares of Verizon and T-Mobiles US have returned 13.5% and 1.3%, respectively, compared with the industry 's increase of 5.7%. But while the market gained +18.8% from 2016 - Q1 2017, our top stock-picking screens have returned +157.0%, +128.0%, +97.8%, +94.7%, and +90.2% respectively. Over the years it has been remarkably consistent.

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